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105 min.
Release Date
September 9, 2009 (NY)
DVD Release Date
February 23, 2010 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
105 minutes
MPAA Rating
Unrated

The inside story of the infamous "Amazon Chernobyl" case, "Crude" is a real-life high stakes legal drama, set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures.

The landmark case takes place in the Amazon jungle of Ecuador, pitting 30,000 indigenous and colonial rainforest dwellers against the U.S. oil giant Chevron. The plaintiffs allege that the pollution has created a "death zone"... Full synopsis »

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Each year, there are documentaries of all kinds: funny, emotionally personal, political, anti-business, environmental and more. The few that really hit home, however, are the ones that reveal massive tragedies few in the United States know about. Crude is one of those documentaries. Full movie review »

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